Design & manufacture of bespoke
aluminium extrusions and profiles
Aluminium is also an especially light-weight metal, about a third of the weight of steel, whilst also being very strong. This favourable strength to weight ratio makes it perfect for use in the aviation industry, where any extra weight can increase fuel costs. Equally this is the case in the logistics industry, where aluminium is also used to allow for the creation of lighter weight transport. Extruded aluminium has a tensile strength of between 160-300 MPa (megapascal pressure unit) provided it is used within a standard temperature range.
It is also a non magnetic metal. Given the use of magnetism in some medical processes, aluminium is a vital component. Its also very reflective, making it ideal for use in domestic light fittings. This makes for more efficient fittings, with more light reaching the room. Again here, the light weight quality of aluminium makes it easier to fit to walls and ceilings. Extruded aluminium is used in LED light profiles.
The ductility of aluminium means it can easily be machined and manufactured into extruded profiles as well as other formed metal components and units. The result is that lower energy inputs are required for machining aluminium versus working other metals into more complex forms and shapes. This lowers the cost of creating metal parts and profiles. The fact that aluminium is also completely recyclable is also a significant bonus for many companies, lessening cost and environmental impact. Recycled aluminium can go from recycling bins back into packaging in shops or industrial use in under 6 weeks.